The ruling has been delayed in an appeal by the first campaigners found guilty of breaching an injunction against anti-fracking protests.
Angus Energy has raised a £1.5m loan facility to pay for the costs of decommissioning oil and gas wells.
Three anti-fracking campaigners have failed in their legal challenge to quash Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests at the Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool. They said they would seek permission to appeal.
A High Court judge ruled this morning that the government does not have to carry out a new public consultation on its planning policy on fracking.
Owners of fracking sites may be liable for the clean-up if project backers go out of business, MPs said in a report published today.
Fracking Week in Parliament The government dismissed another call this week for an update of the review of research on the health impacts of shale gas extraction.
Campaigners who failed to block an injunction against protests outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site said the fight was not over. But they said case law and the cost of legal action were major hurdles.